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Teaching Staff

N Wright, C Carter and E Leigh

The Importance of Geography

The study of geography stimulates an interest in, and a sense of wonder about, places and helps make sense of a changing world. It explains how places and landscapes are formed, how people and the environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies and societies are interconnected. It builds on pupils' own experiences to investigate at all scales from the personal to the global.

Geographical enquiry encourages questioning, investigation and critical thinking about issues affecting the world and people's lives, for the present and future. Fieldwork is an essential element of this. Pupils learn to think spatially, using maps, visual images and new technologies, including geographical information systems, to obtain, present and analyse information. Geography inspires pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.

"Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future" Michael Palin.

"Without Geography - You are nowhere!"

What jobs can you pursue with Geography?

  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Accountancy
  • Law
  • Sales
  • Finance
  • Education
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Civil service
  • Foreign Office
  • Travel industry
  • Journalism

The Curriculum

Year 7           

Map Skills, Fantastic Places, Flooding, World Sport, Crime, Exploring Britain.

Year 8           

Population; Weather & Climate Geography – the language of Europe; Geography – the language of Europe; You are what you eat; Russia/India.

Year 9           

Coasts; Tourism; The rise and rise of China, Glaciation, Globalisation, Natural hazards & earthquakes (GCSE).

Year 10 & 11

Section A: The challenge of natural hazards (Natural hazards, tectonics, weather hazards and climate change)

Section B: The Living World (ecosystems, rainforests, either hot deserts or cold environments but I still haven't decided which one

Section C: Physical landscapes in the UK (coasts and glaciation)

Paper 2 

Section A: Urban issues and challenges

Section B: The changing economic world

Section C: The challenge of resource management (resource management and energy)

Paper 3 

Issue evaluation (released 12 weeks before the exam)
Fieldwork in both physical and human environments

 Web Links


Annual visit to Hornsea, Hull and York